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2 The US-ROK Relationship: A Next Generation Visualization October 21, 2009 Adrian Yi, Kevin Shepard, Yoon Nam

3 Next Generation Perspective US-ROK relationship becomes more: Global Comprehensive Balanced The younger generation on both sides sees the ROK as: CompetitiveCapable

4 Pillars of the US-ROK Relationship Social Exchange Economic Relations Military Alliance Changing Relationship DynamicsExpanding Focus of US-ROK Relations Global Cooperation

5 Pillars of the US-ROK Relationship Past Present Future Global Cooperation: the translucent fourth pillar

6 US-ROK Social Relations Past Present Future

7 1952: McCarran-Walker Act- lifted the Oriental Exclusion Act that b anned Asian immigration 1990s-2000s: Hallyu Wave. Blockbuster buys rights to Korean films 2008: Visa Waiver Program WEST (Work, English Study and Travel) MOU US-ROK Social Relations Past Present Future

8 The Economic Relationship Past Present Future

9 The Economic Relationship Past Present Future : US  ROK 2.3b USD in aid s: ROK becomes a “developed country”; founding member of APEC; joins GATT 1990s: ROK: from ODA recipient to ODA provider; OECD membership  “advanced industrialized nation” 2009: ROK  US #7 trading partner; US  ROK #3 2010s: KORUS FTA

10 The Military Alliance Past Present Future

11 1954: Mutual Defense Treaty 1978: CFC formed; US commits to nuclear deterrence 1994: Peacetime OPCON transfer 2009: US recommits to nuclear deterrence 2012: Wartime OPCON transfer 1945~53: Independence and Korean War 2004: US Global Troop Realignment The Military Alliance Past Present Future

12 Alliance Roles Over Time 1950~53 Present Future US ROK

13 The Fourth Pillar

14 “The fourth pillar is U.S.-Korea global cooperation…it is now time to broaden and deepen the scope of our cooperation in order to address shared challenges.” Ambassador Kathleen Stephens 2/28/09

15 “ We will work to develop …relations with the United States into a future-oriented partnership.” President Lee’s inauguration speech 2/25 /08 “the future …is about not only strengthening our mutual partnership but also working together … to tackle issues of global concern.” President Lee, Remarks at Press Conference for Joint Vision Statement 6/16/09

16 “…we will build a comprehensive strategic alliance of bilateral, regional and global scope.” US-ROK Joint Vision Statement. 6/16/09

17 Global Cooperation Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) AntipiracyAntiterrorism Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) Methane to Markets program International Partnership on Hydrogen Economy International Tuberculosis Research Center (ITRC) Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Bilateral Relations in Social, Economic, and Traditional Security Issues Multilateral Cooperation in Social, Economic and Non-traditional Issues

18 Expanding Focus of the US-ROK Relationship: PastFutureROK Perspective

19 US Perception of Korea Expanding Focus of the US-ROK Relationship: Broadening US Perspective

20 More equal partners Patron-Client Military Allies Comprehensive Allied Partners Broadening focus Peninsular Stability Regional Influence Global Impact Relative growth of non-military pillars Social Integration Economic Cooperation Solidified Foundation

21 US Contribution US Expectations ROK Contribution ROK Confidence Former Alliance Balance

22 US Contribution US Expectations ROK Expectations ROK Confidence Future Allied Relationship

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24 Thank You!

25 Sources Military and economic assistance gbk/countryReport&unit=N gbk/countryReport&unit=N 11.cfm 11.cfm ITA Office of Travel and Tourism Industries 001/forecast/Data%20Tables%20for%20Country%20Forecasts. pdf 001/forecast/Data%20Tables%20for%20Country%20Forecasts. pdf _33531.html _33531.html the-alliance-of-the-United-States-of-America-and-the-Republic- of-Korea/ the-alliance-of-the-United-States-of-America-and-the-Republic- of-Korea/


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